Date: Wednesday 4th June 2003
Title: COBRA - A new approach for double beta decay
Speaker: Dr Kai Zuber (Oxford)
Neutrinoless double beta decay is considered as the gold plated channel to probe the fundamental character of neutrinos. It is only possible if neutrinos and antineutrinos are identical, a feature different from all other fundamental fermions. In addition, it requires a non-vanishing neutrino mass and therefore is the only process to probe the absolute mass scale suggested by neutrino oscillation experiments. After a general introduction, the COBRA experiment will be discussed, which is planning to use CdTe semiconductor detectors for the search of double beta decay.